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nVent ERIFLEX Advanced Technology

The volume of power conductors and electrical devices drastically increases across industrial, commercial and residential environments. So, too, does the demand for manufacturers to choose proper electrical protection for both equipment and people. Fires that involve dangerous plastic can produce toxic fumes, injuring people and damaging equipment.

As a leader in the electrical power conductor industry, nVent ERIFLEX has worked to meet market needs by developing a unique and safer thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) solution. After extensive research, nVent ERIFLEX Advanced Technology is establishing a new gold standard that combines unique features: low smoke, halogen-free, flame retardant (LSHFFR) and high temperature properties without compromising the flexibility of our power conductors range.

In addition, our busbar supports, distribution and power blocks, and insulators also offer the same Advanced technology unique safety features.

Advanced Technology is offered in a completed range of solutions with a complete, flexible product range:

What is Advanced Technology?

Advanced Technology's unique features enhance safety

FEATURES

The low smoke feature measures the quantity of smoke in case of emergency such as combustion. This feature helps to determine the smoke density generate during a fire. For our Flexibles conductors (Flexibar Advanced and IBS/IBSB Advanced) this property is compliance with UL 2885 and IEC 60754-2 meaning that the light transmittance improved the visibility.

For nVent ERIFLEX Busbar Support, Insulators, Distribution and Power Blocks are tested and compliant to ISO 5659-2.

Advanced Technology means greater safety for individuals, less damage for your electrical equipment and less environmental impact.




As further chemical research demonstrates halogen materials’ highly corrosive and toxic nature, the demand for halogen-free solutions has risen to protect both electrical equipment and safety of people.

nVent Advanced technology meets halogen-free requirements according to IEC 60754-1 and/or UL 2885 standards. In the case of a fire, Advanced technology does not induce corrosive gases and instead produces mainly steam with a low level of carbon monoxide.

Advanced technology contains halogen-free materials and offers better protection for people’s safety and your electrical installation by reducing corrosion and smoke generation.



Advanced Technology can be easily use in various application such as enclosed data centers, rail and other spaces where people are welcome such as hospitals and schools.

Advanced technology can be also installed in specific applications due to specific regulation such as submarines, switchboards and other enclosed environments that require a low emissions solution.


As nVent, we connect and protect Advanced technology is a unique combination of thermoplastic or Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyamide low smoke, halogen-free and flame retardant features that reduces the fire hazards and mitigates by delaying the ignition, reducing the heat dissipation and increasing escape time.

Flame retardant feature, Advanced technology is compliant to UL 94-V0 and/or IEC 60695-2-11 Glow Wire test 960°C. The flame retardant portion of the test illustrates the self-extinguishing feature and reducing the risk of the spread of fire and less damage to your electrical installation. It also reduces the damage on electrical installations. The Advanced technology is also demonstrated its superior feature with a Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) at 30%.





Thanks to its unique features nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology insulation used with nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar Advanced and nVent ERIFLEX IBS/IBSB Advanced is also a class II conductor with a high temperature resistance 115°C.

This working temperature reduces the risk of hot points at the connecting area. The operating temperature of an electrical cable normally refers to the minimum and maximum temperature that the cable can safely operate at for a sustained period of time. This operating temperature is determined by the insulation and/or sheathing material around the cable. A typical PVC insulation material has a temperature range of -15°C to 70°C.

The thermoplastic used with our Power and Distribution Blocks allow ambient temperature around those devices up to 40°C without derating.

With Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyamide used with our nVent ERIFLEX Insulators and Busbar Supports provide a working temperature from -40 to 130 °C



nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology flat conductors manufactured with pure copper and tin protected palm. nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology Power and Distribution blocks manufactured with pure copper or Aluminum and tin protected, allows for copper or aluminum conductor connections.

 

TINNED COPPER OFFERS:
•  Better corosion resistance
•  Longevity (10 times longer in certain application)
•  Higher contact electrical conductivity
•  Compliant with a various specifications/countries and niche aplications
•  Strong performance with less maintenance
•  Allows for copper or aluminum conductor connections

SEVERAL UL STANDARDS REQUIRE TINNED COPPER:
•  UL67 (Panelboards), Section 10.1.5 – joints must be plated with tin, silver, nickel, or cadmium above 600A
•  UL891 (Switchboards), Section 8.8.1.1.5 – joints must be plated with tin, silver, or nickel above 600A
•  UL845 (Motor Control Centers), Section 8.2.9 – bolted connection over 600A shall be plated with tin or silver
•  UL508A (Industrial Control Panels), Section 29.3.10 – bolted connections over 600A shall be plated with tin, silver, or nickel
•  Marine and Off-shore
•  Oils & Gas
•  Water treatment,
•  Nuclear, Chemical industry

ADDITIONAL FEATURES


Thanks to its unique features, nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology insulation for nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar and IBS/IBSB are also class II conductors with a high temperature resistance 115°C.

This working temperature reduces the risk of hot points at the connecting area. The operating temperature of an electrical cable normally refers to the minimum and maximum temperature that the cable can safely operate at for a sustained period of time. This operating temperature is determined by the insulation and/or sheathing material around the cable. A typical PVC insulation material has a temperature range of -15°C to 70°C.


What does Class II mean?


The nVent ERIFLEX Advanced Technology has Class II insulation certification, according IEC 61439-1, providing:
•  High dielectric strength (›20KV/mm)
•  High mechanical resistance (IK 09)
•  High temperature resistance (Glow wire test 960°C)

This certification allows:
•  Touching and fixing directly to metal parts (without sharp edges) permitted (no clearance distance needed)
•  Max operating current: up to 100% of the conductor maximum rated temperature (80% without Class II)

CERTIFICATIONS


UV Resistance
nVent ERIFLEX Advanced Technology insulation has passed UV resistance testing:

  • nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar/IBSB Advanced are designed for indoor applications, the Advanced Technology insulation has specific features that potentially allow for application in environments beyond its original scope. Due to the important variability of environmental outside conditions, every application's requirements need to be reviewed by the end-user to allow the use of nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar/IBSB Advanced outdoors. The following tests and certification can help our customers to make the best use of our products:
  • UV rating according to UL 2556 and UL 854

EN45 545- 2
European Union standard fire testing to rail way components for nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar and IBS/IBSB Advanced:

In order to choose the appropriate product for a dedicated application, it is the customer’s responsibility to understand the extent of use for the product, as well as the intended final use for the Rolling Stock.

Vehicles are classified as: HL1, HL2 or HL3 depending on their time in tunnels and whether they contain sleeper cars. The HL1 classification represents the lowest Hazard Level and HL3 represents the highest.

This standard provides guidance to quantify the impact of a fire compared with the product requirements classification. nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology would fall under the R22 and R23 product requirement sets, depending on their installation location.

There are 3 tests used to establish product performance versus these product requirements:
  • Oxygen index to TO1 EN ISO 4589-2
  • Flue gas density to T 10.03 EN ISO 5659
  • Oxygen index to T 12 NF X70-100-1 and -2

DNV GL
A dedicated certification for Marine and Off Shore for nVent ERIFLEX IBS/IBSB Advanced

nVent ERIFLEX IBS/IBSB Advanced is DNV-GL certified busbar systems for electrical installation for ship and marine application. In addition, the series of performed tests including short-circuit tests based on IEC 61439-1, allow us to provide full technical product information - including peak withstand current Energy dissipation or conductor support/spacer guidance

Bureau Veritas (Marine & OffShore)
nVent Flexibar Advanced and IBS/IBSB Advanced are also certified by Bureau Veritas – Marine and Offshore Division - for the Classification of Steel Ships and according IEC 60092 (Electrical installations on ships)

Bureau Veritas is one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies


Worldwide Certification

In addition to the Low Smoke, Halogen-Free and Flame Retardant features, our Advanced technology products are worldwide tested and certified according to IEC and UL standards:

  • nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar Advanced and IBS/IBSB Advanced are IEC 61 439-1 and UL 67 / UL 758
  • nVent ERIFLEX Metric Insulators are IEC 61 439-1 and UL 67 / UL 891
  • nVent ERIFLEX UD and SB Blocks are IEC 60947-7-1 and UL 1953 or UL 1059
  • nVent ERIFLEX Metric Busbar support is IEC 61 439-1
  • nVent ERIFLEX Imperial Busbar support are IEC 61 439-1 and UL 67 / UL 891



By choosing nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology products, you're selecting products that provide reliability, safety, and worldwide certification. You are making the choice of best-in-class products!

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